|Mass Media and Democracy - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Professor Folu Ogundimu (MSU, Journalism) joins Peter Limb and Olabode Ibironke, an MSU graduate student in Comparative Literature, to discuss how the transformation of mass media in contemporary Africa has revitalized democracy and strengthened freedom of expression. Later in the episode, Alegi reports on the âMedia, Communication, and Sports in Africaâ conference, and speaks with Simon Akindes (University of Wisconsin, Parkside) about the joys and sorrows of global African football.
Keywords: Africa, democratization, Folu Ogundimu, football, mass media, newspapers, Nigeria, Olabode Ibironke, podcast, press freedom, Simon Akindes, sports, television
|Media, Culture, and Politics - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
In this episodeâs first segment, Peter Alegi reports on the exciting conclusion of the2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana. In the second segment, South African media scholar Sean Jacobs (University of Michigan) discusses his blog Leo Africanus, and shares his insights on the relationship between media, popular culture, and democracy in Africa.
Keywords: Africa; Africa is a Country; blog; democracy; football; media; newspapers; podcast; press; Sean Jacobs; soccer; South Africa; sport; television